A friend of mine saw my website today and she was like: ”ok, but why would I need a CCENT cert in the first place? Tell them why they need your course”. And I realized that she’s spot on – why does anybody need a CCENT?
So what does doing a CCENT course give you?
First of all, this is an important step towards your future career. CCENT is like putting your foot in the door to say: hey, I could be a junior network admin in the future.
Also, it’s a way of finding out if this is something you might enjoy doing. How can you know if you like networks if you’ve never attended a cisco course? 6 days (that’s the duration of my CCENT course) is definitely worth it because this might be a beginning of a great adventure.
Finally, because it’s such a brave new world. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can move on to new IT learning paths: virtualization, data center, software defined networks, you name it. CCENT can give you a solid foundation that you can build on while exploring technologies like voice, wireless, design etc. It’s a universal key that you will be using over and over and over again. If you speak English, hold a CCENT/CCNA certificate plus you decide to learn a bit about Linux, the world is your oyster.
What do you need to do,then?
- take my 6 day course
- read a Cisco official guide
- watch any CCENT online course
- use a simulator or buy real gear to lab up what you’ve learnt
- register at Pearson Vue
- make an appointment (exam fee is roughly $250)
- take the CCENT test
- give yourself a present (a new Cisco router, perhaps?)
So on to Step 1: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601079955 between 5 and 8p.m.